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    • 03 Dec 2020
    • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Zoom details will be circulated upon registration

    In this presentation, Drew, the Founder of DKL Consulting Services, will outline key points to consider in developing a plan to grow your business and win new clients.

    Drew will discuss strategies and approaches to create, develop and nurture client relationships.

    Drew will discuss:

    • Working with your own personality, based on the understanding you don’t need to be a “Sales Shark” to build strong business relationships and win new clients.
    • Develop a “map” of your relationships and a plan to build value and trust into the relationship over time
    • Developing and leveraging industry and service insight to add value

    This presentation is for:

    • Professional people who need to keep clients or win new ones 
    • Professionals, managers and senior people who want to learn or enhance professional selling and business development skills
    • Anyone interested in learning a professional approach to business development

    Drew has almost 20 years experience in senior business development roles across various industries, including legal, IT and social media. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University (with majors in Sales and Marketing) and an Executive Master of Business Administration from Monash University.

    • 08 Dec 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • Zoom details will be circulated upon registration

    AALA SA Branch - End of Year Virtual Drinks

    The AALA SA Branch Committee invites you to our End of Year Virtual Drinks to be held via Zoom! Please come with a drink of your choice in hand and meet some of the other SA Members of AALA. We will use Zoom Breakout Rooms to allow us to move between smaller group chats and will rotate the groups.

    The event will be held:

    Date:    Tuesday 8 December 2020

    Time:    5.30pm to 7.00pm Adelaide time

    Venue:  Zoom only

    Zoom Details: Zoom details will be circulated upon registration.

    Please register to attend by 5.00pm Tuesday 8 December 2020.

    General inquiries should be directed to the SA Branch Committee by email to sa@aala.org.au.

    • 17 Dec 2020
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Zoom details will be circulated upon registration

    Our AALA Virtual End of Year Celebration will feature a Mentoring Program Reflection and Scholars Forum.

    The theme of the event is: Celebrating AALA Thinkers, Scholars and Mentors.

    Please bring your drink of choice and log on to Zoom as we celebrate Asian Australian mentoring and thought leadership!

    Our terrific panellists are Giancarlo de Vera, Tienyi Long and Kelvin Ng.

    Giancarlo de Vera (he/they) is a non-binary, queer and proud Filipino-Australian. Currently, Giancarlo is a Senior Policy Officer at People with Disability Australia and Secretary of the Australian GLBTI Multicultural Council, the two national peak bodies representing all people with disability and Australia's LGBTIQA+ multicultural and multifaith communities. Giancarlo is also a Director of the Australian Centre of Disability Law, Operations Director of Democracy in Colour and the National Director of Community Partnership and former Deputy CEO and National Mentoring Coordinator at Out for Australia, who run one of Australia's largest mentoring programs.

    In these roles, Giancarlo is passionate about creating a world where people with disability, LGBTIQA+ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are empowered to reach their full potential. Previously, Giancarlo worked in international law, international development and international affairs at the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations and the Governments of the Philippines, India and the Solomon Islands. He also has a background in brand strategy and communications, working at global advertising firm, Ogilvy & Mather. 

    Giancarlo holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Development and Globalisation Studies) from the University of New South Wales. They're also passionate about modern art and are a young patron at the Art Gallery of NSW. They're really into low-fi wines and being a champion of Filipino arts, food and culture in Australia.

    Tienyi Long is the Legal and Compliance Manager at the Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS). Prior to commencing at YSAS, Tienyi also held legal, compliance and risk roles at the University of Melbourne and Glen Eira City Council.

    Tienyi is passionate about young people, particularly young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She has extensive youth facilitation and mentoring experience, and was previously a Young Ambassador for UNICEF Australia and Deputy Chair of the Monash City Council Young Persons Reference Group. Tienyi was very grateful and honoured to have received the William Ah Ket Scholarship in 2019, for her paper on improving diversity intelligence in the legal profession.

    Tienyi holds a Bachelor of Arts (Spanish and Latin American Studies) and a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University. In her spare time, Tienyi can often be found laughing at bad jokes, reading and writing, drinking almond cappicinos or watering the new orange tree in her garden.

    Kelvin Ng is an Associate in the Litigation team in the Melbourne office of Norton Rose Fulbright, specialising in regulatory investigations and disputes, having graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws.

    In terms of his involvement with the AALA, he is the President of the Victorian Branch of the AALA, having been an AALA member and Victorian Committee Member since 2018. In particular, he has been heavily involved in student engagement, including being the convenor of the national University Outreach Subcommittee and chair of the Victorian Student Liaison Subcommittee. In these capacities, he has been a panellist at events such as the Diversity in Law panel hosted by the Deakin Law Students’ Society and the written applications session of the AALA’s Career Workshop Series, and has supported student initiatives such as the inaugural AALA-GLSA International Students Mooting Competition held at the University of Melbourne. More broadly, Kelvin has written on the topic of ‘Dealing with discrimination’, as published in the Law Institute of Victoria Young Lawyers Journal (Autumn Edition, 2019), and has featured in Law in Colour, a student-run online project which seeks to put the spotlight on the stories of people in colour in the legal profession.

    Kelvin also has a specific connection to the William Ah Ket Scholarship and the AALA Mentoring Program, having been directly involved in both. In 2018, Kelvin and his colleague, Ming Kalanon, (then law graduates) were named as joint winners of the William Ah Ket Scholarship for the paper they co-authored on the topic ‘What does parity in cultural diversity look like?’. In 2019, Kelvin was a mentee in the AALA Mentoring Program and was mentored by Cam Truong QC.

    Kelvin is particularly passionate about food (both cooking and eating it), since food is a big part of culture and has a way of bringing people together.

Past Events

27 Nov 2020 AALA WA: End of Year Drinks & Dumplings
26 Nov 2020 AALA National AGM
25 Nov 2020 VIC Branch Meeting
24 Nov 2020 QLD Branch Meeting
24 Nov 2020 ACT Branch Meeting
23 Nov 2020 WA Branch Meeting
23 Nov 2020 NSW Branch Meeting
19 Nov 2020 SA Branch Meeting
19 Oct 2020 AALA VIC CPD Webinar - "Covid and the Criminal Law" - 19 October 2020
13 Oct 2020 AALA National Digital Events Series - Career Workshop Series - Interview Skills
03 Oct 2020 AALA National Cultural Diversity Summit - 3 October 2020
30 Sep 2020 Practice and procedure in VCAT's Administrative Division
29 Sep 2020 AALA National Digital Events Series - Implementing International Environmental Obligations at a National Level in the Asia-Pacific Region - 29 September 2020
23 Sep 2020 Asian Australian Families & Australian Family Law Webinar
01 Sep 2020 AALA National Digital Events Series: Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training Seminar - Part 1
27 Aug 2020 ‘How to Foster Effective Mentoring Relationships During COVID-19’ AALA Online Workshop sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills
25 Aug 2020 AALA National Digital Events Series - Launch of the Foreign Qualified Lawyers Initiative
20 Aug 2020 AALA National Digital Events Series - Career Workshop Series - Written Applications
30 Jul 2020 AALA WA: Q & A Panel Discussion for Students
30 Jul 2020 Live Q&A with Sharon Burchell & My Anh Tran
09 Jul 2020 AALA NATIONAL DIGITAL EVENTS SERIES: "Covid-19 Well-being Seminar for Adapting to a New Normal: A Change Brain for a Changing World"
10 Jun 2020 Coronavirus and you: The Asian-Australian law students’ guide to surviving the COVID-19 pandemic
03 Jun 2020 AALA National Digital Events Series: Adjusting to the New Now – Videoconferencing tips, tricks and tales
28 May 2020 AALA National Digital Events Series 2020 - CLE - Trends in Climate Litigation
19 May 2020 Queensland Legal Walk 2020
30 Apr 2020 AALA National Mentoring Program 2020 - Online Launch Hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills
30 Mar 2020 AALA VIC CPD Seminar - “Recommended National Standards for Working with Interpreters in Courts and Tribunals” – 30 March 2020
26 Mar 2020 AALA WA - Special Screening of MULAN - 26 March 2020
18 Mar 2020 NSW Branch - CLE March Madness "Cultural Sensitivity and dealing with Dishonesty" - 18 March 2020
09 Mar 2020 NSW Branch - CLE March Madness "Introduction to the Legal Framework of International Commercial Arbitration" - 9 March 2020
05 Mar 2020 NSW Branch - CLE March Madness "Acting for Start Ups" - 5 March 2020
28 Feb 2020 AALA QLD 2020 Social - The Neighbourhood Show
06 Feb 2020 WA Lunar New Year Celebration 2020
06 Feb 2020 AALA NSW Lunar New Year Event
06 Feb 2020 VIC Lunar New Year Celebration Dinner 2020
04 Dec 2019 AALA VIC End of Year Trivia Night
03 Dec 2019 AALA NSW Christmas and End of Year Party
29 Nov 2019 AALA (Qld) - End of Year Celebrations
27 Nov 2019 2019 AALA Annual General Meeting (and Branch Meetings)
12 Nov 2019 Being Your Own Best Friend - Cultivating Self-Appreciation
31 Oct 2019 NSW Branch - Diversity Series Event 5 - Intersectional Diversity Panel
24 Oct 2019 AALA (Qld) and JATL - Lessons in Diversity: A Lecture
23 Oct 2019 The AALA Celebrates Diwali – the Festival of Lights
23 Oct 2019 AALA (Qld) and QLS - Young Professionals Networking Evening
16 Oct 2019 NSW Branch - CLE - PEXA Transactions
09 Oct 2019 The William Ah Ket Scholarship Award Ceremony 2019
08 Oct 2019 Beyond Diversity – the Next Step
18 Sep 2019 AALA (Qld) and QLS - Panel: Supporting Diversity in the Legal Profession
17 Sep 2019 NSW Branch - Diversity Series Event 4 - Women in Law Breakfast, Lean in!
27 Aug 2019 NSW Branch - CLE - Documents and Best Practice
22 Aug 2019 VIC AALA Speed Networking Event
13 Aug 2019 NSW Branch - Diversity Series Event 3 - From Bamboo to Uluru - Foreign Qualified Lawyers and the Journey
01 Aug 2019 AALA (QLD) - Judicial Diversity in Australia Panel Discussion
17 Jul 2019 NSW Branch - Diversity Series Event 2 - Students of Law; Where to from Here?
12 Jun 2019 NSW Branch - EOFY Event in conjunction with Lander & Rogers and the Asian Leadership Project
05 Jun 2019 NSW Branch - Diversity Series Event 1 - William Lee Address
23 May 2019 WA Student Speed Networking Event
22 May 2019 The William Ah Ket Scholarship Launch 2019
14 Apr 2019 Student Internship with the County Court Commercial Division (VIC)
03 Apr 2019 AALA (VIC) - Voice and Presentation CPD Workshops with Richard Lawton
28 Mar 2019 NSW Branch - CLE March Madness - Using G-Suite in your Professional Practice
28 Mar 2019 WA Lunar New Year Celebration 2019
26 Mar 2019 NSW Branch - CLE March Madness - Ethics and Professional Conduct
20 Mar 2019 NSW Branch - CLE March Madness - Misrepresentations in the context of Insurance Contracts
13 Mar 2019 NSW Branch - CLE March Madness - Drafting Affidavits: Tips and Hints to Better Drafting
08 Mar 2019 AALA QLD 2019 Social - Single Asian Female play night
06 Mar 2019 NSW Branch - CLE March Madness - Proving Solvency in Winding Up and Bankruptcy Proceedings
28 Feb 2019 NSW Branch - Beginning of Law Term Event - 28 February 2019 at Baker McKenzie
21 Feb 2019 AALA - QLD Branch - Mentoring Program Launch
21 Feb 2019 AALA - NSW Branch - Mentoring Program Launch
21 Feb 2019 AALA – VIC Branch – Mentoring Program Launch
13 Feb 2019 NSW Branch - A CPD Reception with Judge Joshua Wilson QC at Frederick Jordan Chambers
12 Feb 2019 Lunar New Year Celebration Dinner 2019 (VIC)
11 Dec 2018 Commercial Law in the Asian Century - Is Western Sydney Ready?
07 Dec 2018 AALA QLD 2018 End of Year Social
06 Dec 2018 AALA VIC End of Year Meet & Greet 2018
05 Dec 2018 AALA NSW Christmas Party
08 Nov 2018 Litigation Workshop: What to Do When Things Go Wrong
04 Oct 2018 AALA - 2018 QLD Branch Meeting and National AGM
04 Oct 2018 AALA – 2018 VIC Branch Meeting and National AGM
04 Oct 2018 AALA – 2018 NSW Branch Meeting and National AGM
04 Oct 2018 AALA - 2018 WA Branch Meeting and National AGM
21 Sep 2018 Networking Drinks and Dinner (Sydney -Chinatown
21 Sep 2018 AALA National Roundtable 2018
20 Sep 2018 The William Ah Ket Scholarship Award Ceremony 2018 (NSW)
20 Sep 2018 AALA & ILAQ Indigenous cultural awareness training seminar
14 Sep 2018 AALA WA: 2018 Networking Drinks
13 Sep 2018 Stress Management the Eastern Way - Mindfulness for Lawyers
05 Sep 2018 Otto Kong Sing - A Lecture by Malcolm Oakes SC
28 Aug 2018 Annual William Lee Address NSW - Barriers and Enablers. Tues 28 August 2018
01 Aug 2018 Meet His Honour Judge J D Wilson QC and followed by Meet the Partners Panel Discussion (WA)
07 Jun 2018 Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: CEO Series - Part 3 with ENGIE
17 Apr 2018 Cultural Diversity in the Workplace- CEO Series- Part 2 with MLC Life Insurance
15 Mar 2018 Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: CEO Series- Part 1 with Toll Group
13 Mar 2018 AALA WA Student Event- Your Personal Brand in the Growing Asia-Pacific Market
08 Mar 2018 Victorian AALA Lunar New Year Celebration
22 Feb 2018 2018 WA Lunar New Year Dinner
05 Feb 2018 AALA NSW Lunar New Year Celebration
21 Dec 2017 2017 AALA Victoria End-of-Year Celebration
13 Dec 2017 AALA NSW Christmas Party
13 Dec 2017 WA Social - Mini Golf on the Quay
07 Dec 2017 Setting up your own Practice - A Panel Discussion
21 Nov 2017 The Inaugral William Ah Ket Scholarship Award
17 Nov 2017 Cultural diversity and the bamboo ceiling
16 Nov 2017 2017 WA Mentoring Program
15 Nov 2017 Launch of NSW Mentoring Program 2017
08 Nov 2017 2017 Annual General Meeting
09 Oct 2017 Diversity- My Experiences in the Law
04 Oct 2017 Richard Lawton - Voice and Presentation Workshops (Vic)
07 Sep 2017 Reflections on lessons from four decades of legal and professional engagement with China
18 Aug 2017 The Changing Face of Law - A Global Perspective (Vic)
17 Aug 2017 The Asian Experience in America and What it Means for Australia: Professor Frank Wu and Perth Guest Speaker Julian Sher
16 Aug 2017 The Changing Face of Law - A Global Perspective (Sydney)
31 May 2017 2017 Vic AALA Launch with His Honour Magistrate Raj Malhotra
17 May 2017 Tarwirri and AALA present: Cultural diversity in the legal profession (VIC)
27 Mar 2017 CLE Event: Business with the Dragon - Enforcing Contractual Obligations in favour of Australian clients in China (NSW)
23 Mar 2017 For Lawyers: Strategies to develop a social media presence (QLD)
16 Mar 2017 POSTPONED: Address by the Federal Attorney General, the Hon. George Brandis
01 Mar 2017 Her Honour Magistrate Urfa Masood: Reflections from the Bench (VIC)
11 Feb 2017 Lunar New Year Dinner (including welcome cocktails) - AALA NSW
13 Dec 2016 AALA 2016 End of Year Celebration (Vic)
05 Dec 2016 AALA NSW 2016 End-of-Year Celebration
03 Nov 2016 AALA Mentoring Program Launch (VIC)
27 Oct 2016 2016 AALA Annual General Meeting
27 Oct 2016 2016 AALA NSW Branch Meeting (NSW)
04 Oct 2016 AALA Mentoring Program Launch (NSW)
07 Sep 2016 CPD workshops with Richard Lawton for voice and presentation training (VIC)
25 Aug 2016 International Perspectives on Cultural Diversity
11 Aug 2016 Where the Glass and Bamboo Ceilings Meet in the Australian Legal Profession - NSW Event
23 Jun 2016 What is it like to be an Asian-Australian lawyer in 2016? - Career Panel Discussion (NSW)
21 Jun 2016 Vincent Shin - My Story (VIC)
12 May 2016 Seminar - Legal, operational, and cultural challenges of doing business in China (VIC)
02 May 2016 Inaugural Annual William Lee Address (NSW)
12 Apr 2016 John Leung: 8 Things You Don't Know About Me
06 Apr 2016 AALA NSW Networking Event
10 Mar 2016 Richard Lawton - Elevate Your Voice and Presence (CPD Series)
19 Feb 2016 AALA and ACC - Getting the monkey off our backs: improving diversity and inclusion in the legal sector
07 Dec 2015 End of Year Event 2015 (VIC)
02 Nov 2015 AALA NSW Launch - 2 November 2015
08 Sep 2015 Annual General Meeting 2015
25 May 2015 CPD Session with Jason Yeap OAM & Jenny Taing
14 Apr 2015 Launch of AALA Cultural Diversity Analysis
26 Feb 2015 Asian Cultural Attitudes to Litigation and Mediation

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